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S.A.F.E.R.™

Understanding the prevalence of dating violence among youth, Women Against Abuse’s Policy & Prevention department works to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing teen dating violence prevention education for middle and high school students throughout Philadelphia, as well as domestic violence training for professionals who work with domestic violence survivors.

The Women Against Abuse S.A.F.E.R.™ (Safety Awareness for Every Relationship) curriculum is an evidence-informed program that empowers youth and young people to recognize and respond to unhealthy power dynamics in relationships by understanding the warning signs of potentially abusive relationships so they can become resources for themselves and for other young people.

Women Against Abuse delivers S.A.F.E.R.™ within at-risk middle and high schools, as well as runaway homeless youth shelters. In Fiscal Year 2018, 72-91% of the youth who participated in S.A.F.E.R.™ were able to identify characteristics of healthy relationships, and 91-94% of participants were able to identify warning signs of abusive relationships. Students also learned to identify various types of abuse, and spent time considering the importance of consent, digital dating abuse, and resources to help themselves or a peer.  

Interested in S.A.F.E.R.™?

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Beth Huffman’s Story

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The Women’s Dining Circle of Overbrook Presbyterian Church knows how to make fundraising down right fun. In January, the Dining Circle hosted a dinner that raised over $1,200 for Women Against Abuse.

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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.

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Sara’s Story

Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.

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Allison’s Story

Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye.

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Renee’s Story

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Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

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